Today we talked about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in preparation for our visit on Thursday. We talked about rights and being fair. Each child wrote a wish for display on a I Have a Dream wall. We worked with decomposing numbers more, and finding the missing part. We played a game of breaking a tower of cubes apart and using a strategy such as counting-up to find the missing part. To play the game, a child has a tower of connecting cubes, and they put it behind their back and break it into two parts. They show a partner one part, and the partner counts up or back to find the missing part. So if they are showing 3 out of a tower of 5, they would start with 3 and count up 4, 5 to find the missing part of 2. Using fingers is encouraged. We are working to make sure they count the jumps between the numbers so they don't count the 3 in this example. They count on FROM 3.
We visited Hawaii today. We learned about Hawaiian customs and some words. The book we read, Grandma Calls Me Beautiful, is about being beautiful on the inside, but also about the unconditional love a grandparent has for their grandchildren. Ask me to tell you about the story!
Enjoy this warm weather today because I heard we will wake up to a much colder morning!